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Songs and performances cast a worthy spell in "Into the Woods"

Published Jan. 1, 2015

There are many morals taught and learned over the course of "Into the Woods." Look at the world through others' eyes. Let your children into the world. Stop giving Johnny Depp roles involving goofy hats. However, the ultimate overarching lesson is be careful what you wish for, one that was all too prescient for fans of the beloved musical concerned about Disney's big screen adaptation. For fans, however, this story ends with a "happily ever after."


"The Giver" clumsily and coldly conforms to the YA adaptation norm

Published Aug. 21, 2014

About 20 years later, Jeff Bridges has finally gotten "The Giver" to the big screen, and for a project with clearly some passion behind it, the final result is bafflingly inert, as though the film itself has been sampling the characters' daily emotional sedation.


"Hope Springs" a charming, safe movie

Published Aug. 8, 2012

Movies love the "ride off into the sunset"-style ending. Few, however, get into what happens on the other side of that horizon, and even fewer tackle how the two fare once twilight sets in. "Hope Springs," on the other hand, devotes a whole movie to it.


Metcalf's Screening Room: Milwaukee Film Festival

Published Sept. 26, 2009

In this edition of the Screening Room, movie expert Mark Metcalf takes a look at a handful of movies showing at the Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 4. One of the films Metcalf looks at is "Theater of War," which was produced by Whitefish bay native Jack Turner and stars Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (pictured).

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